COVID-19: David Seymour blasts Govt decision to pause vaccinations for 48 hours

ACT leader David Seymour is blasting the Government's decision to pause its vaccination efforts for 48 hours, saying it's "the most nonsensical decision it could make".

Following the decision to put all of Aotearoa in COVID-19 alert level 4 for at least three days, Jacinda Ardern announced all vaccinations will be suspended for 48 hours to allow them to be undertaken safely.

David Seymour said in a statement on Tuesday evening the decision makes "no sense".

"We need to get the population vaccinated as fast as possible. Stopping vaccinations makes no sense. We should have been prepared for this."

At least 40 percent of the eligible population in Aotearoa is vaccinated with at least one dose - but the most recent case was not vaccinated, as he experienced issues with the booking site.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the man was doing all he could to try and get his vaccination booked.

The man's wife was fully vaccinated and has so far tested negative.

Ardern went on to say there will be a further update on New Zealand's vaccinations on Wednesday - but even those who are fully vaccinated are not exempt.

Although vaccination offers protection it does not make people fully immune - so all of New Zealand must comply with the strict level 4 lockdown requirements

These include only leaving the house for essential shopping or essential work, wearing a mask in public places, and avoiding contact with those outside your immediate household. 

A refresher on all alert level 4 conditions can be found here.